Sarah Schenker and Tui were injured in a hit-and-run incident April 5 while out on a walk. (Submitted photo)

Sarah Schenker and Tui were injured in a hit-and-run incident April 5 while out on a walk. (Submitted photo)

Castlegar hit-and-run victims recovering

Friends have started a GoFundMe campaign to help Sarah Schenker pay for her dog’s vet bills.

Three weeks after a hit-and-run incident injured Sarah Schenker and her dog Tui the pair are both on their way to recovery.

The incident occurred around 9 p.m. on April 5 in North Castlegar when Schenker and Tui were out for a walk. Schenker was left with soft tissue injuries and road rash and was on crutches. Tui required several surgeries, a tooth extraction, stitches and was in danger of needing an amputation.

Charges sought after pedestrian hit and run in Castlegar

The RCMP have sought charges against the driver of the vehicle including failure to remain at the scene of an accident, impaired driving, refusing to provide a breath sample and dangerous driving causing bodily harm.

Both Schenker and Tui are doing much better and Tui is now able to go out for very short walks to try and strengthen the injured leg.

Tui’s vet bills have surpassed $3000 and some friends of Schenker have started a GoFundMe campaign to try and help her out.

On the GoFundMe page, Schenker gave the following update: “It looks like Tui is going to be OK. Her brachial plexus injury is healing incredibly quickly, and she’s already walking without support.”

Schenker also reports that her sutured wounds are healing well and it does not look like she will need any further surgeries. Some more blood work will determine if suspected internal bleeding has healed.

“She’s in good spirits and has started playing with her toys and chewing on her antlers again,” concludes Shenker in the update.

If you would like to help out with Tui’s vet bills go to “Hit & Run – Tui’s Vet Bills” at GoFundMe.com.